Tesco joins Morrisons to limit sales of some items

Image copyright PA Media Tesco has become the latest supermarket to place limits on the number of items shoppers can buy, following a similar move by rival Morrisons. It has introduced a three-items per customer limit on flour, dried pasta, toilet roll, baby wipes and anti-bacterial wipes. The supermarkets are acting to prevent a repeat of the panic-buying that led… Read more →

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Covid: Uncertainty as industries miss out on job support

Image copyright Getty Images Industries hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic are facing further uncertainty after missing out on help in the chancellor’s new emergency jobs scheme. Hospitality, events and retail workers and businesses have expressed concern, as have those on zero-hours contracts. Rishi Sunak said employees must be in “viable” jobs to benefit from the wage top-up scheme. This… Read more →

‘One day everyone will use China’s digital currency’

Image copyright Chandler Guo Image caption Chandler Guo at one of his cryptocurrency mines Chandler Guo was a pioneer in cryptocurrency, the digital currencies that can be created and used independently of national central banks and governments. In 2014 he set up an operation to produce one of those currencies, Bitcoin, in a secret location in western China. “Mining” Bitcoin… Read more →